The week in pictures


China: Keepers each walk with a panda cub on their hip at the Wolong Nature Reserve’s Shenshuping Breeding Center in Wenchuan. (Photo: China Out/AFP)

Cuba: Residents of Havana row an old raft through a flooded street. (Photo: Yamil Lage/AFP)

Spain: Tractors are parked on the highway during a demonstration near Parets del Valles, about 20 km north of Barcelona. Farmers plan to bring Barcelona to a standstill with tractors, as part of a mass protest against the European agricultural policy. Angry farmers are protesting across Europe over rising costs, high fuel prices, inflation, bureaucracy and requirements contained in the European Union’s updated Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). (Photo: Pau Barrena/AFP)

Antarctica: Colombian Navy divers take samples on Livingston Island. Scientists and researchers from various countries work together on projects during the X-Antarctic expedition. These initiatives involve analyzing the current state of the Antarctic Ocean, studying atmospheric pressure and monitoring the species that live here. (Photo: Juan Barreto/AFP)

Japan: A couple takes pictures of the snow outside Sagamihara station in the city of Sagamihara, southwest of Tokyo. (Photo: Philip Fong/AFP)

United States: One of the items up for auction soon in Propstore’s live auction of Anthony Daniels’ collection of Star Wars artifacts. The auction takes place on March 12 and 14. (Photo: Valerie Macon/AFP)

Chile: An aerial photo after forest fires in the Valparaiso region. The fires destroyed hillside neighborhoods in a Chilean coastal region. The death toll stands at 131 people. (Photo: Javier Torres/AFP)